SOLAREDGE THE COMPLETE RESIDENTIAL SOLUTION

INTELLIGENT INVERTER SOLUTIONS THAT REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY POWER IS MANAGED IN A PV SYSTEM

Solar energy systems include PV panels and inverters. Traditional string inverters have a number of significant drawbacks. SolarEdge DC optimized inverters overcome these traditional concerns to offer more energy, better maintenance, and enhanced safety.

SOLAREDGE SMART PV-SOLUTIONS

The SolarEdge portfolio of products includes power optimizers, highly efficient PV inverters and a Web platform for module-level monitoring and fault detection. The SolarEdge system enables harvesting more solar power from any PV system by effectively removing the known system constraints across the photovoltaic energy space.

SolarEdge products:


POWER OPTIMIZER

The SolarEdge power optimizer is a DC/DC converter which is connected by installers to each PV module or embedded by module manufacturers, replacing the traditional solar junction box. The SolarEdge power optimizers increase energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module individually.

INVERTER
The SolarEdge DC-AC PV inverter are specifically designed to work with the SolarEdge power optimizers. Because MPPT and voltage management are handled separately for each module by the power optimizer, the inverter is only responsible for DC to AC inversion. Consequently, it is a less complicated, more cost effective, more reliable solar inverter with a standard 12 year warranty, extendable to 20 or 25 years. The fixed string voltage ensures operation at the highest efficiency at all times (>97% weighted efficiency) independent of string length and temperature. In addition to its functionality as a DC-optimized inverter, the SolarEdge inverter also manages battery and system energy as part of the StorEdge system.

PV MONITORING
The SolarEdge PV Monitoring Platform is a cloud-based platform that provides module-level, string-level and system-wide monitoring. The solar monitoring software provides enhanced maintenance of PV systems and yield assurance. The platform automatically provides alerts for accurate and immediate fault detection, localized on a virtual site map for on-site and remote troubleshooting at the module level. Module performance is communicated across existing power lines, so no extra wiring is required.

Introduction to the SolarEdge PV System

SolarEdge Power Optimizer:

The SolarEdge power optimizer is a DC/DC converter which is connected by installers to each PV module or embedded by module manufacturers, replacing the traditional solar junction box. The SolarEdge power optimizers increase energy output from PV systems by constantly tracking the maximum power point (MPPT) of each module individually. Furthermore, the power optimizers monitor the performance of each module and communicate performance data to the SolarEdge monitoring portal for enhanced, cost-effective module-level maintenance. Each power optimizer is equipped with the unique SafeDC™ feature which automatically shuts down modules’ DC voltage whenever the inverter or grid power is shut down.

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The MPPT per module allows for flexible installation design with multiple orientations, tilts and module types in the same string. When working with SolarEdge Inverters, SolarEdge power optimizers automatically maintain a fixed string voltage, allowing installers even greater flexibility with longer strings and strings of different lengths in order to design optimal PV systems. The SolarEdge power optimizers are compatible with c-Si and thin-film modules and have a 25 year warranty.

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SolarEdge inverter:

The SolarEdge DC-AC PV inverter is specifically designed to work with the SolarEdge power optimizers. Because MPPT and voltage management are handled separately for each module by the power optimizer, the inverter is only responsible for DC to AC inversion.

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Consequently, it is a less complicated, more cost effective, more reliable solar inverter with a standard 12 year warranty, extendable to 20 or 25 years. The fixed string voltage ensures operation at the highest efficiency at all times (>97% weighted efficiency) independent of string length and temperature. In addition to its functionality as a DC-optimized inverter, the SolarEdge inverter also manages battery and system energy as part of the StorEdge system.

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SolarEdge monitoring platform:

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The SolarEdge PV Monitoring Platform is a cloud-based platform that provides module-level, string-level and system-wide monitoring. The solar monitoring software provides enhanced maintenance of PV systems and yield assurance. The platform automatically provides alerts for accurate and immediate fault detection, localized on a virtual site map for on-site and remote troubleshooting at the module level. Module performance is communicated across existing power lines, so no extra wiring is required.

SolarEdge device controls:

Designed to automatically use excess PV power in order to increase solar energy usage, SolarEdge’s Device Control Offering allows users to decrease their electricity bills, improve energy independence, and enjoy automatic on-the-go device control. The Device Control Offering includes the following products:

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Immersion Heater Controller
ZigBee wireless controller which automatically diverts surplus PV energy to provide hot water and highly cost effective energy storage.

Plug-In Socket with Meter and AC Switch with Meter
ZigBee wireless plug and switch for controlling electrical loads, typically home appliances.

Dry Contact Switch
ZigBee wireless switch that controls loads through a control interface, such as smart grid-ready supported heat pumps.

Device Control Zigbee Module
A Device Control ZigBee Module is required to support Device Control functionality. It is installed within the inverter.

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SolarEdge StorEdge:

SolarEdge’s StorEdge™ storage solution allows home owners to maximize self-consumption and enables energy independence.
The StorEdge™ solution is based on the following products:

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SolarEdge Single Phase Inverter
The SolarEdge inverter manages battery and system energy, in addition to its functionality as a DC-optimized PV inverter. Existing SolarEdge single phase systems can be upgraded to StorEdge.
To add the StorEdge Solution to PV systems with a SolarEdge three phase inverter or with a non-SolarEdge inverter; the StorEdge AC Coupled Invertermay be used.

StorEdge™ Interface

  • The StorEdge Interface is required in order to connect the high-voltage battery to the SolarEdge inverter
  • Simple installation and connectivity of the battery and the SolarEdge Meter
  • Connects to the SolarEdge inverter in parallel to the PV strings

SolarEdge Meter
The SolarEdge meter is used for production and consumption readings, and is required for self-consumption management.

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The StorEdge Solution: Enabling Energy Independence

Combining SolarEdge’s breakthrough PV inverter technology with leading battery storage systems, the StorEdge solution helps homeowners reduce their electricity bills while maximizing energy independence from the grid. StorEdge is based on a single SolarEdge DC optimized inverter that manages and monitors PV production, consumption and storage. The StorEdge solution is compatible with high voltage batteries from LG Chem.

StorEdge Diagram

MORE ENERGY:

  • Power optimizers increase rooftop energy harvest
  • PV power is stored directly in the battery
  • DC coupled battery solution allows high system efficiency
  • No additional conversions from AC to DC and back to AC

SIMPLY DESIGN & INSTALLATION 

  • A single inverter for PV, storage and backup power
  • Outdoor installation allows flexibility in battery location
  • No special wires are required
  • Utilizes the same PV cables

ENHANCED SAFETY

  • PV array and battery voltage reduced to a safe voltage automatically upon AC shut down when not in backup mode
  • Complies with VDE 2100-712 and IEC 60947

FULL VISIBILITY & EASY MAINTENANCE

  • Monitor the battery status, PV production, and self-consumption data from a single dashboard
  • Smarter energy consumption to reduce electricity bills
  • Monitor battery energy levels and remaining hours of backup power
  • Remote diagnostics
  • Remote firmware upgrades to both inverter & battery

Please find below all datasheets, brochures,
installation manuals and certificates of SolarEdge. Cannot find what you’re looking for?
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